Monday, June 27, 2011
Book Review Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
Author: Josephine Angelini
Released: 31st May 2011
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Mythology..
Published by: HarperTeen
Blurb: How do you defy destiny?
Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it's getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she's haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they're destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.
As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart.
My Rating: A Keeper
My Review: OMG this book literally blew me away. I'd heard so many great things about it and I entered every contest Josephine had to win an ARC copy (which I did) yay!! By the time I recieved it here in Australia it was so close to release date, but I have finally read it and am completely in love with this book. The cover is just to die for.
I just loved how Josephine wove Greek Mythology into her story. I never really studied Greek Mythology, but I remember learning a little about it in history class in high school and also through watching Hurcules and Zina on telly *giggles* I have to admit Hurcules was one of my fav shows when I was younger. Also through the movie Troy with Brad Pitt loved Helen of Troy *winks*
Josephine did an amazing job, this book was so well written the characters are just awesome! This book has so many twists and turns you'll be on the edge of your seat wanting to keep reading to find out what happens next. This book is most definitely A Keeper.
Well done Josephine on an awesome debut novel.
I'd so love to be a DemiGod *winks*
I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone.
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